Perhaps he was the old Germanic
god Beowa, and his exploits originally allegories, like some of those in the Greek mythology, of his services to man; he may, for instance, first have been the sun, driving away the mists and cold of winter and of the swamps, hostile forces personified in Grendel and his mother.
It derives from the old Germanic
word 'hros', meaning horse.
This community is populated by a vast array of bears--statues, signs, stuffed animals--because "bern" is an old Germanic
word for "bear.
Ryan's method of applying combined textual and linguistic analysis to Tolkien's literary creation can be seen in full flow in the 'prequel' essay "'The Nameless Wood' and 'The Narrow Path,'" which takes the reader on a journey through the dark and nameless forest of the Ancient East, the Myrkvithr of Old Germanic
Frye in effect runs around the new criticism, back to a method allied to the old Germanic
philology, avoiding exegesis of verbal effects at all costs.
The name Werder Bremen is a direct reference to this; the word "Werder" is an old Germanic
term which refers to a large piece of land next to a river.
Influence of text type on word order of old Germanic
languages; a corpus-based contrastive study of Old English and Old High German.
Valverde Abril, "Al margen de los manuscritos latinos de la Political"; Toon Van Hal, "Justus Lipsius's Discovery of the Wachtendonck Psalms: A Controversial Contribution to Old Germanic
Language Study"; Kristi Viiding, "Neulateinische Reisemethodik in Livland im 17.
The name "Geuze" is an old Germanic
word for "gas," a reference to its sparkling, champagne-like quality of this traditional Belgian brew.
The oppression of the Druids (the poem's labeling of the old Germanic
people of the Harz region) has been perceived by some critics as a thinly disguised allusion to how Jewish culture has been obscured by assimilation to European Christianity.
156-197), are devoted to the development of the definite article in these two Old Germanic
The word is in fact from an old Germanic
root which reappears in the Anglo-Saxon helian 'to hide' and so means nothing more than 'covered up,' or 'hidden from view.